A mission organised by Innovate UK will see British space firms visit key players in the US from 5-11 November in a bid to secure investment and win business.
Stephen Colbert from the Late Show may very well have unlocked entrepreneur Elon Musk's inner villain when they touched on the subject of Mars.
John Glenn, who became the first American in orbit, once said the "role of men is to go to war and into space. Women are not involved in these activities."
In response to the growing relevance of the British space sector, new funding is being made available to those in the space.